Friday, 15 January 2016

Picture Panel Portrait

Hello, Kay here. I found a broken photo frame, the glass long gone and the front beyond repair but the backing panel with the stand was intact so it has been up-cycled as the base for my framed  'Lost Family' member.

The panel was primed with white Gee-Sso-Good!,  fine texture paste was used through the Texture stencil on the right side. When dry the edges were painted with Goldfinger Metallic Paint .  A 12x12 sheet from the fabulous Arts & Crafts 'After Morris' Mixed Media Paper Stack was applied using Slap-It-On and trimmed. 

The whole panel was washed over  with diluted  Goldfinger paint. Course texture paste was then applied through the Roman Numerals stencil, when dry the texture paste was painted with Goldfinger metallic paint and shading added with a soft pencil. 

The script from Tasty Textures was randomly stamped over the panel with StazOn. Another Tasty Textures stamp was further stamped over the panel this time with FlitterGlu and the edges of the panel lightly sponged with the FlitterGlu pad, this was then gilded with Manchester Tart Mega Flakes.  

The pink roses and butterflies from two sheets of 6x6 Floral Fantasy Mixed Media Card Stack were fussy cut, shaped and lightly splattered with dilute Goldfinger. The edges of the A6 'AA man' from Lost Family Mixed Media Card Stack was distressed and had Mega Flakes applied. These were arranged with lace and pearl trimmings and then glued in place.

Do check out the new Mixed Media Papers, they are fabulous to work with, taking all sorts of treatments and always look superb.

Hope you have enjoyed this make as much as I had making it!

Kay x


  1. Quite simply - I LOVE THIS!!! The way you've got that stencilling to work with the background is outstanding and who knew you'd be a fussy cutting queen! Jenny x

  2. Such a touching vintage piece - a lovely way to frame that great photo.
    Alison x